Member for Frankston
The Premier said in his press conference, ‘We will not be held to ransom by Mr Shaw and his antics’. Yes, he will be held to ransom. There is no government business program and no debate about the Privileges Committee report into the rorting of the member for Frankston — no debate. We have said quite clearly that the opposition will not stand in the way of the budget; the budget will be passed. We are not going to stand in the way of wages for firefighters, teachers and nurses. We are prepared to pass the budget today and get on to the debate around the rorting member for Frankston.
This is a government absolutely held to ransom by the rorting member for Frankston. It does not want the debate now, because it does not have the member for Bass in the tent. The member for Bass agrees with Labor that the member for Frankston ought to be expelled and kicked out of this Parliament.
Anyone outside of this place doing what the member for Frankston did would be sacked. We should get on to the debate and sack the rorting member for Frankston out of this chamber.